{iStyle} Go BoHo Tribal Sexy with Feathers this Summer

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So you’ve seen them everywhere.

On people’s ears, on people’s hair…and even on people’s puppies (believe it!).

What am I talking about?

You can only guess…the feather craze that has hit nationwide by storm!

Don’t blame “American Idol” Judge, Steven Tyler, this trend has been around for a few years now, it has just become more accessible in high-end and local salons throughout the US.

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An example of how you can mix and match several tones and patterns into your hair (Fred Segal Salon) is above.

One of my favorite type of feathers are the grizzly saddle rooster.

I like them because they can easily blend with your hair but also have animal print to spice up any outfit or hairdo.

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I’ve rocked the feather extensions before and as fabulous as they are, they can be a little overpriced based on salons and locations.

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Above you can see how grizzly saddle rooster feathers blend with brunettes.

So how does it work?

The process takes up to five minutes and is as easy as brushing your teeth.

The feathers are generally applied using small metal clasps and can be washed and styled like regular hair (including flat and curling irons!). ‘

They can last anywhere from four to 12-weeks, after which they break or fall off.

“Tapping into the trend can be as inexpensive — or as pricey — as you want,” says  Sean Jahanbigloo, the owner of Juan Juan salons in Beverly Hills and Brentwood, whom recently adorned a client’s hair with a tiny clutch of plumes from the South American cotinga and the zebra goose — for $400. “But mostly, he said, prices range from $30 to $50.”

Because this trend might be a little out of one’s budget, women have been recently seen using a replacement, feather earrings.

It’s the feather craze of my choice.

Not only because it’s a one time fee, but they match with almost any outfit and are that perfect fashion statement piece!

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Here I am rocking one of my favorite pair that I rarely take off! (purchased on Etsy.com)

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Here are just a few of my favorite little gems I have found on Etsy.com but I highly recommend you get on there and find the ones that are most suiting for your height, hair length, color preference, etc.

I can only imagine the array of thoughts looking at the pups; whether you think this is adorable or absolutely nuts, it’s for real and it’s looking like it’s here to stay.

Sasha in fringe earrings with feather accents from Laurel Wells

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Sources: Los Angeles Times, Etsy.com, Puppylocks.com – Other [1, 2, 3, 4]

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Isabella Acker is a Miami native, born to a Chilean/Argentine mother and American father. She is Co-Founder of The Black Key Group, a boutique avant-garde marketing management firm catering to discovering and launching new musicians in the South Florida area. Prior to opening her own company, she was Marketing Director of Cameo Theatre and Opium at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, part of one of the country’s most successful hospitality conglomerates, The Opium Group. Graduated from Florida International University with a major in Hospitality Management and a minor in Event Planning. Isabella has always surrounded herself in environments with music, culture, arts, and fashion.